Church Website Tips
Church website tips to reach more people
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It’s important for your church’s website to help you reach new visitors, and to help those visitors like, trust, and engage with your church. Find easy tips to take your church website to the next level, and learn about the Omega Website Builder.
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Website Wednesday Show Notes
The Church Marketing University and Ministry Designs team partnered to create Website Wednesday, a show designed to help your church reach more people with your website! Find show notes from previous episodes below, and apply these church website tips so you can reach more people!
LIVE Website Reviews
Ready to improve your church’s website? Not sure where to start? Several brave souls took advantage of the Website Wednesday team and had them evaluate, real time, their church websites. In a rare live hot seat episode, you’ll get insights from those folks who braved the heat and received a professional evaluation of their websites and what to do to take it to the next level. Plus, the team highlights some websites they love so you can get inspiration!
How to Get Free Google Ads
Are people finding your church’s website? If your answer is “not as much as I’d like!,” are you ready to do something about that? The Google Ad Grant is an amazing program where Google gives registered nonprofits the opportunity to rank at the top of search results. However, Google has some rules about how your ads need to perform. This episode of Website Wednesday walks you through the basics of the Google Ad Grant! It also covers how to make the most of paid location ads on Google as we finalize our four best ways to consistently increase digital traffic to your church’s site.
Facebook Ads & Landing Pages
Want more traffic on your website each month? Want more people to hear about your events and attend your church? This episode of Website Wednesday covers how to run effective Facebook ads to an effective landing page. In it, special guest Chris Abbott shares practical, easy tips you can apply every month to help your church see new visitors every single week. This is WEEK TWO in a four-part series about increasing your digital traffic.
Google My Business
Do you want people visiting your website each month? Or better yet, do you want more people planning their visits to your church? When you have events, do you want more people to hear about them? This episode of Website Wednesday is the first of a three-part series that will teach you how to optimize your Google My Business account to increase your digital traffic. It includes practical, easy tips you can apply every month to help your church see new visitors every single week.
Hosting Resources on Your Website
It’s important to think from a new visitor perspective when you design your church website.
However, you’re no doubt also thinking, “but what about member resources? What’s the best way to host resources on our website?” In this episode of Website Wednesday, we’ll discuss how to host resources on your website, and offer tips on how to use those resources to rank better in search engines, serve the families in your church, and increase your reach. Things like:
- Bible reading plans
- Bible study resources for individual study or small groups
- Articles or blog posts (great for SEO!)
- Resources for families
If you’re struggling to create a place for these things, this episode of Website Wednesday will walk you through how to build out a page for different resources.
Graphics and Branding
A well-designed church website makes people feel safe and comfortable- after all, you’ve put thought and effort into this experience, and you seem to know what you’re doing! But how do you get there? Is there a secret to creating good visual design on your website? Turns out, there ARE some principles that will make your branding and use of graphic design on your website better — that’s what this episode of Website Wednesday is all about.
Top Church Websites We Love
What sets some church websites apart? Is it aesthetics? Clear communication? How effective are they at bringing new visitors every single week? The answer is all of the above- plus some other things you may not have considered! This episode of Website Wednesday covers the most effective church websites, why they work with tips for making your church’s site effective too.
5 Things to Do Before You Redo Your Website
So, you’re ready to overhaul your website … or you’re just looking to update it and make it a little more engaging … or you know it needs to be changed but that just seems like too much to take on, especially now. We’ve got you covered! This episode of Website Wednesday is focused on the five most important things to keep in mind when you redo your church website, including the seven pages you need going forward. Yes, you read that correctly — all you really need is seven pages!
Get More Families to Your Church
Growing churches reach the next generation – and that includes families with kids in your community. But how do you do that? What practical steps can you take to get more families to your church? Enticing more families to come starts with having a website that makes families feel welcome. In this episode, the Website Wednesday crew walks you through why you need a kids page, what to include, and how to implement a kids pre-registration system.
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? If that’s the case, then let’s talk about church website photography! In this episode of Website Wednesday, we talk about what kind of photos to include on your website, how to build a photography team, how to optimize your photos for load speed, and more.
Want to take your church website to the next level? In this episode, you’ll learn how to integrate tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and Text In Church in order to see more guests showing up every single week, realize more impact, and learn how to accurately measure your website reach.
Events and Giving Page
Whether your church is meeting in-person or virtually, your website can help you to connect (or reconnect) with people. With landing pages about your events and groups, your church will be able to connect with new people and reconnect with people you haven’t seen in a while. This episode will cover the best ways to display events and groups on your website and teach you how to take your event/group pages to the next level.
Driving Traffic to Website Landing Pages
With Easter almost upon us, the CMU team steps in with last-minute tips to get more people coming to your digital or in-person service. Watching after Easter? These tips work any time of the year! This Website Wednesday coaching covers 10 quick things you can do to invite more people and point them back to the information on your website.
Search Engine Optimization – Digital Sync
People are searching for churches in their area. Places where they and their family can belong, connect with God, and grow in their faith. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they did that with YOUR church? A good search engine ranking for your church’s website means you’ll have a consistent stream of new people finding your church. The “Digital Sync” is a HUGE step toward improving your church’s ranking with search engines.
Plan Your Experience
Your website can bring you new visitors Every. Single. Week. That’s the heart behind all of the website training we do at CMU, but this episode of Website Wednesday is especially relevant because Ryan Keller covers Plan Your Experience. What is Plan Your Experience? It’s a simple but powerful way to connect with new people before they ever step foot in your door… or check out your live stream.
Image Optimization and Website Content
Your website content makes your church come to life for new visitors. Do you know how to make it tell a good story about your church? In this edition of Website Wednesday LIVE, we cover the basics of website content, focusing on how to optimize the photography on your church’s website.
Interview with Special Guest Justin Brackett, Lakewood Church
Join us for this look into what you should be looking at if you’re planning to overhaul your church’s website. Special guest Justin Brackett, shares the good, the bad, and the ugly from the trenches with us on this week’s Website Wednesday, including Pro Tips about what to avoid.
Church Website Landing Pages
I keep hearing people say you need a Landing Page … just what, exactly is a Landing Page? In this episode, Coach Keller breaks down the specifics to define what a landing page is, what information should be included and what you should include on your church’s Easter Landing Page. Quick insight: A Landing Page is a web page with specific information to what you’re advertising that people land on with a clear call to action. Listen to this week’s Website Wednesday broadcast to figure out how to get them set up and working for your church.
Search Engine Optimization Basics
Search Engine Optimization is an often overlooked opportunity for churches because non-technical people think it’s just too complicated to tackle. Join us as we pick SEO expert Tyler Rominger’s brain and learn his pro tips for ranking first in Google searches through website optimizations. Learn how you can easily improve your Search Engine ranking (literally, in a matter of minutes), get the foundational tips for what matters most, and most importantly, learn how to keep from getting overwhelmed.
7 Deadly Website Sins
People are more likely to meet you online long before they meet you in person. In this episode, listen to the main developer of the #1 rated church website platform as he reviews the worst mistakes churches make when setting up their websites. He unpacks how you can avoid those mistakes and offers a few pro tips to make your website pop.